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2014 Mike Iaconelli Fishing Videos

IKE LIVE Episode 2 ClipIn this video: This is a clip from the 2 hour live show, recorded March 3rd. In this video clip, Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek discuss why the lipless crankbait didn't win the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, as many expected it would. What conditions do you use a traditional lipped crankbait over the lipless crankbait? Gain additional instruction on questions like these from the new Bass University TV. Also, check out IKE LIVE Arpil 14th @ 8PM ET for the next live show, with special guest Brett Hite.
IKE LIVE, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Bass University
April 11th, 2014
The Michael "Ike" Iaconnelli Recap of Lake SeminoleIn this video: Here are Ike's weapons of choice on Lake Seminole.
Ike's 4" Subwoofer - Junebug Red Flake
4/0 VMC Ike Approved Wide Gap Hook
1/8 Oz VMC Tungsten Worm Weights
7'6" Med/Hvy Abu Garcia Veracity Rod
Abu Garcia REVO MGXtreme Reel
30lb. Spiderwire Braid

When Mike came across a bed fish, he also fished:
Green Pumpkin Berkley Back Slide
VMC 2/0 Ike Approved Offset Worm Hoom
Abu Garcia Villain 6'10" Med Action Spinning Rod
Abu Garcia Revo Premier 30 Spinning Reel
8lb. Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line Clear
Bassmaster Elite Series Tournaments, Berkley, Abu Garcia, REVO, Spiderwire, Tackle Warehouse
April 9th, 2014
Ike's Tackle Box : VMC Tungsten Dropshot WeightsIn this video: Professional BASS angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about the two types of drop shot weights he uses. Mike always uses tungsten. The two VMC weight shapes Ike prefers are Tungsten Ball Weights for the best bottom feel in open water situations, or areas with less cover, and Tungsten Cylinger (Pencil) Weights particularly when fishing around rock.
VMC Tungsten Weights, Tackle Warehouse
April 9th, 2014
Iaconelli Bass University TV Preview Finesse FishingIn this video: Mike Iaconelli talks about finesse fishing in this preview to The Bass University Video Subscription Service called Bass University TV.
Mike Iaconelli, The Bass University
April 7th, 2014
Iaconelli on Molix Supernato Swimming FrogIn this video: Professional BASS fisherman Mike Iaconelli talks about the Topwater and swimming frog from Molix called the Supernato. Fish it on top or as a wake-style bait.
Mike Iaconelli, Molix Supernato, Tackle Warehouse
April 7th, 2014
Mike Iaconelli on the Molix Vibrating JigIn this video: Professional bass angler Mike Iaconelli talks about the features of the unique vibrating jig from Molix called the Lover. It features a reversed shovel lip, which gives the bait a wide swimming vibration and lots of thump.
Mike Iaconelli, Molix Lover, Tackle Warehouse
April 7th, 2014
Ike Talking About Rapala Scatter Rap CrankIn this video: Professional bass angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about the Rapala Scatter Rap Crank. The unique lip/bill makes the bait hunt (searching left to right) without having to deflect off cover to change direction.
Mike Iaconelli, Rapala, Tackle Warehouse
April 7th, 2014
Ike Talks About Rapala BX Balsa Hard Swimbait In this video: Balsa and plastic combined to make a unique jointed big-fish-catching lure, the Rapala BX Balsa Extreme Swimmer
Mike Iaconelli, Rapala, Tackle Warehouse
April 7th, 2014
Using Fishidy to Find Small Water Spawning AreasIn this video: Use your Fishidy Account and Mobile App to find small or hidden shallow water spawning areas.
Fishidy, Mike Iaconelli
April 7th, 2014
Iaconelli Carolina Rig Fishing 3 Tips TutorialIn this video: This video is for people who want to catch bass on the carolina rig. The carolina rig is a plastic bait fishing technique where a heavy weight is placed a foot or more ahead of the artificial plastic bait. The line between the weight and the hook is called the leader, and this line is usually a lighter test strength than the main line (going from your reel to the weight).
  1. The carolina rig weight
    • Carolina rig is about catching fish, but also about discovering the cover and structure of the body of water
    • The weight should be heavy enough to maintain contact with the bottom (Mike uses 1/2 - 1oz. VMC tungsten weights
  2. Length of the carolina rig leader
    • long leaders when cover, like grass, is high off the bottom
    • Short leaders for situations like pea gravel when the bait doesn't need to be far off the bottom
    • As a rule, the more active the fish, the longer the leader
  3. Carolina rig rod selection
    1. Bass Resource, Iaconelli, Berkley, VMC
      March 20th, 2014
Iaconelli Dropshot Fishing in 3 Steps Tutorial VideoIn this video: This video is for people who want to know how to catch bass on a dropshot rig. The dropshot rig is usually fished on light line, but is somewhat unique in that the bait (usually a small artificial plastic bait) is fished above the weight (usually a small ball weight or pencil/cylinder weight).
  1. Neutral action - don't move the bait, the bait will move, naturally
    • All bodies of water have some current that will move the bait
    • No one is completely still, even without intentionally moving, you will move the bait
  2. Sweep Hookset
    • Don't set the hook like Denny Brauer jerking a fish out of heavy cover
    • Sweep your rod to the side and step back
    • You're using small hooks, like VMC Spinshot Dropshot Hooks, you don't need the strong hookset like with a heavy gauge hook
  3. Use your electronics in deeper water
    • Turn up your sensitivity on your depth finder
    • Increase your ping speed
Mike Iaconelli, Bass Resource on Youtube
March 20th, 2014
The New Berkley FirelineIn this video: Mike Iaconelli talks about the improvements in Berkley Fireline.
Berkley, Fireline, Tackle Warehouse
March 20th, 2014
Do You Like to Brag About Your Fish?In this video: Tell all your friends what your fish weighed with the Berkley Lip Grip with Scale.
Berkley, Mike Iaconelli
March 20th, 2014
Iaconelli 2014 Classic at Lake GuntersvilleIn this video: Iaconelli talks about what he used at the 2014 Bassmaster classic, which includes:
When the fish moved into shallower water, Mike fished:
Iaconelli, Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Abu Garcia
March 18th, 2014
Ike Live Clip of MC ThumpIn this video: This clip was taken from Ike Live 2 hr webcast.
MC Thump, Ike Live Webcast
March 18th, 2014
Take a Kid FishingIn this video: Get the kids involved, they are the future of fishing.
Mike Iaconelli, Get Reel Bass Fishing
March 18th, 2014
Havoc Bait Giveaway 2014In this video: In this video, Mike talks about the Havoc Back Slide and what makes it such an effective bait with a realistic presentation.
Mike Iaconelli, Bassin', Berkley Havoc Back Slide
March 18th, 2014
Molix Lover Vibration BaitIn this video: Iaconelli talks about the inverted crankbait-looking bait, the Molix Lover Vibration Bait
Mike Iaconelli, Molix Fishing
March 18th, 2014
Iaconelli On the Berkley Beach CartIn this video: Iaconelli shares that carrying gear from his Toyota Tundra, and holding his surf rods is a snap with the new Berkley beach cart.
Mike Iaconelli, Berkley Fishing
March 18th, 2014
Molix Lover Buzz Inline BuzzbaitIn this video: The Molix Lover Buzz planes faster, gets better hookups and squeaks right out of the package.
Tackle Warehouse, Molix, Lover Buzz, Iaconelli Tips
March 3rd, 2014
Fishidy Preparation for 2014 ClassicIn this video: Mike Iaconelli talks about how he used Fishidy. Mike started by trying to identify ditches or drains that go into spawning flats. Check out the contour maps on this free fishing social fishing network.
Fishidy, Mike Iaconelli, Bassmaster Classic
March 3rd, 2014
Molix Water Splash Ike Signature ColorsIn this video: Molix Water Splash Ike Signature Colors, assuredly coming soon to tackle warehouse.
Molix, Spinnerbait, Ike Custom Colors
February 21st, 2014
How to Make Fish Bite, NJ BASS Seminar for KidsIn this video: Mike Iaconelli talks at a youth seminar with NJ BASS Nation, talking about how to make fish bite. Iaconelli talks in-depth about Finesse baits.
NJ Youth Fishing Seminars, Mike Iaconelli, goldy goldberg youtube video
February 14th, 2014
Mike Iaconelli 2014 NJ Bass Nation "Night with Ike"In this video: Mike giving a kids seminar for youth bass anglers and tells the kids if he plans to win the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
kids fishing, goldy goldberg, Iaconelli, seminar venue
February 14th, 2014
Iaconelli Talks About The Bass UniversityIn this video: Iaconelli talks with basseast1 about The Bass University. Who it's for, who you'll learn from, and what you'll learn.
Iaconelli, basseast1, Youtube video
February 14th, 2014
Iaconelli, Swindle, Avena Tips for Co-AnglersIn this video: Always fish a different bait, maybe try something in the same zone. Never try to outfish the boater with the same bait, most of the guys on the front will pick off the easy fish, go with a different bait or presentation. Maybe try a drop-shot as the non-boater.
Ike, Gerald Swindle, Adrian Avena, New Jersey Bassin' TV
February 14th, 2014
Ike Talks about VMC Heavy Duty Flippin' HookIn this video: Professional BASS angler, world champion and angler-of-the-year Mike Iaconelli talks about why you should fish the VMC Ike Approved Heavy Duty Flippin' Hook.
Tackle Warehouse, VMC Hooks, Snell Knot
January 30th, 2014
Mike Iaconelli Messing with SasquatchIn this video: At the latest Major League Fishing event, presented by Jack Link's, Iaconelli and Sasquatch relax and unwind in Alpena, MI.
Major League Fishing, Sasquatch, Iaconelli, Messin' with Sasquatch
January 30th, 2014
Iaconelli at Bass SeminarIn this video: Enjoy antics like these from Mike Iaconelli and other touring pros at The Bass Univesity, coming to Worcester, MA and Tulsa, OK in 2014.
Youtube video uploader Untamed Bassing, Mike Iaconelli, Bass University
January 30th, 2014
Lake Erie Win Recap with Tackle WarehouseIn this video: Mike consistently caught 4-5 lb. smallmouth to win the tournament, and a spot in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic at the Lake Erie Open. Firstly, Ike fished the dropshot with a larger profile bait, Ike used the Berkley Havoc Flat Dawg in green pumpkin candy, when cloudy and watermelon seed in sunny. Mike used 15lb Spiderwire Fluoro-Braid, which sinks for presentations like drop shots. Ike also used an Trilene Fluorocarbon 8lb. leader and 1/0 VMC Ike Approved Wacky Hook and VMC Tungsten Drop Shot Cylinder Weight. Ike fished this rig on a 6'9" Med Light Veritas Spinning Rod and Abu Garcia 20 size Revo Premier Reel. Mike's other bait was a Rapala Ike's Custom Ink Ike's Smash Color DT 14 Crankbait. Mike fished the crankbait on 7' Abu Garcia Winch Med Cranking Rod and Abu Garcia REVO Premier Generation 3 Casting Reel 6.4:1 Gear Ratio with 12lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon.
Mike Iaconelli, Tackle Warehouse, Berkley Havoc, VMC Hooks, Rapala DT Series
January 24th, 2014
Best Knot for Fluorocarbon with Mike IaconelliIn this video: When using fluorocarbon, like Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon, Ike likes the Improved clinch knot. When using mono, like Berkley Trilene XT or braid, like Spiderwire Stealth, Ike likes the palomar knot, probably the best overall. Lastly, when pitching or flipping with fluorocarbon or braid with a VMC Ike Approved straight shank hook, Ike likes a Snell Knot.
Mike Iaconelli, Tackle Warehouse, animatedknots.com
January 24th, 2014
Ike, Swindle, Avena Talk about A-rig or Umbrella RigIn this video: Candid responses about the Alabama or Umbrella rig.
YouTube Video Uploader New Jersey Bassin' TV
January 24th, 2014
Mike Iaconelli and Rick Dusek InterviewIn this video: Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about winning every Elite event in the 2014 season. Map research, seasonal patterns, checking tackle, it's all part of winning a tournament. Keep an eye out for new New Berkley Havoc Softbait colors and Rapala Custom Colors and lastly Abu Garcia rods will be introducing the Ike Series of 15 rods in an affordable price range. Buy a BassCat boat.
YouTube Video Uploader EZ Angler, Mike Iaconelli, Rick Dusek
January 24th, 2014
Finesse Pitching with VMC Pro Mike IaconelliIn this video: Use an oversized spinning reel, like the 1205560 Model Abu Garcia Revo Premier, don't overfill the spool. Pair that with a shorter (6'6") medium-heavy spinning rod, like the Abu Garcia Veritas Spinning Rod. Feather the line with your index finger to slow the line down to get a quite lure entry in difficult places. Always turn your bale over by hand to reduce line twists. Great for clear water and heavy pressure waters.
Tackle Warehouse, Abu Garcia, NorthAmericanFishing Youtube channel
January 8th, 2014
Catching Fish Post Frontal ConditionsIn this video: Go deeper after fronts, or closer to cover. Fish draw back on breaks or go further back into cover after the front.
Facebook fan question, Mike Iaconelli
January 8th, 2014
Fall Fishing TechniquesIn this video: Look for the presence of bait, throw a crankbait, like the Ike's Custom Ink DT Series Crankbait, or a spinnerbait, like the Molix Water Slash Spinnerbait in those areas that have bait.
Facebook questions, Rapala, Molix, Mike Iaconelli
January 8th, 2014